Tube and Pipe Fabrication Products

The tube and pipe fabrication technology area covers sawing (band, circular, and friction) and other cutting processes, such as abrasive, flame, laser, oxyfuel, plasma, and waterjet. It also discusses forming processes, including bending and end forming. Finally, it includes a handful of miscellaneous processes, such as trimming, beveling, finning, grooving, threading, and spinning.

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Industrial camera inspects pipelines up to 200 ft. long, as small as 1.0 in. diameter

November 10, 2009

Advanced Inspection Technologies (AIT) has introduced the PILIT™ industrial push camera. The 32-lb. camera inspects pipelines up to 200 ft. long and industrial lines as small as 1.0 in. in diameter.Since it is an integrated system, the user does not have to carry two separate components to...

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Extruded-material tube fittings aimed at oil, gas, and chemical markets

October 13, 2009

The Instrumentation Products Div. of Parker Hannifin has developed a production process for its A-LOK® tube fittings based on stainless steel extrusions. The technology is aimed at users in processing markets such as oil, gas, and chemical.According to the company, the uniformity of metal grain...

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Pipe cutter, beveler also performs socket weld removal, chipless wheel cutting

October 13, 2009

The Small Diameter Split Frame (SDSF) from E.H. Wachs® is an externally mounted machine tool for cutting, beveling, and counterboring pipe from 0.84 to 4.5 in. in diameter. It also can perform socket weld removal and chipless wheel cutting.Lightweight and flexible, the unit is designed for...

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Pipe mounting collar system combines rigidity, design flexibility

September 9, 2009

Stafford Manufacturing Corp., Wilmington, Mass., has introduced stackable pipe mounting collars that include threaded standoffs to allow them to be mounted or hung almost anywhere.The collar system features two-piece clamp style collars with flats on the outside surfaces that are drilled and tapped...

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Vertical column cold saw suitable for high-volume work

September 9, 2009

The Kalamazoo Machine Tool Model C320SA vertical column cold saw is designed for semiautomatic production sawing of tubes, profiles, and small solids. The saw features two spindle speeds, 17 and 34 RPM, and accepts blades up to 12 in. diameter. Simple operator controls feature powered vise and...

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Cutting wheel line expanded

September 9, 2009

Metabo Corp. now offers its expanded Choice Cuts line of thin cutting wheels matched to specific applications.The expanded line features four wheel types with a wider selection of job-matched abrasive grains and engineered resin bond formulas to enhance cutting speeds and wheel life.Suitable for...

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Tube cutting system with broad chucking range engineered for heavy tubes

August 11, 2009

TRUMPF's TruLaser Tube 7000 laser cutting system processes tubes inside a tunnel-like safety enclosure and then moves them forward to the brush table or ejects them to a parts container behind the machine. Its heavy-duty drives are engineered for heavy tubes, and it features a broad chucking...

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Benchtop miter band saw has variable electronic speed control, ergonomic grip

August 11, 2009

Dayton's benchtop dry cut miter band saw features a variable electronic speed control and ergonomic grip with a built-in start/stop switch. The saw head swivels and locks for miter cutting while the workpiece remains fixed. An integrated vise on the base helps ensure secure cutting.The saw is...

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Horizontal band saw now available with hydraulic vising

July 20, 2009

Marvel Mfg. Co., Oshkosh, Wis., has announced that its Spartan Model S330 horizontal band saw now is available with hydraulic vising.The new Model S330HV features an hydraulic work holding vise in addition to other standard features, such as a 12-in. by 18-in capacity, miter cutting up to 60...

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Vacuum system for carbide circular saws introduced

July 20, 2009

Marvel Mfg. Co., Oshkosh, Wis., has introduced a vacuum system for use with carbide circular saws used in cutting tubing.The vacuum removes the hardened chips from the center of the tube, preventing damage to the carbide or cermet teeth and improving blade life.The vacuum head positioning arm...

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Twin post band saw designed for specialty steels

July 20, 2009

Marvel Mfg. Co., Oshkosh, Wis., has added the PA460-HD production band saw designed to cut specialty steels to its Spartan line.The twin post machine combines rigid construction, a 10-HP blade drive, and enhanced coolant delivery. An innovative vibration dampening system helps to reduce noise...

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Band saw handles large billets, bundles

July 20, 2009

Marvel Mfg. Co., Oshkosh, Wis., has added the PA700HD production band saw with a capacity of 28 in. by 32 in. to its Spartan line. The saw is suitable for large billets and bundles.The twin post machine features a 2.5-in. blade and a 15-HP motor. The saw's vibration dampening system helps to reduce...

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Band saw blades suitable for interrupted cutting applications

July 14, 2009

The L.S. Starrett Co. has introduced the Versatix™ MP line of multipurpose band saw blades. They feature a new tooth design that is suitable for interrupted cutting applications in structural steels, tubes, and small solids. The patent-pending design dissipates heat during cutting to help...

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Mechanized pipe welding system requires less welder skill and effort

June 30, 2009

The Piper Bug Pipe Welding System from Bug-O Systems is a digitally controlled programmable welding travel carriage integrated with Lincoln Electric® Invertec® V350-PRO Power Source. The Piper Bug features a positive rack and pinion drive system and a digital control box in which all...

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Accessories improve cutoff operations

June 9, 2009

Continental Pipe & Tube Cutoff Machines offers a variety of accessories to improve cut-off operations in an efficient, economical manner. Among them are various cutter block assemblies, which can be mounted quickly and easily, increasing the range of pipe and tube that can be processed on the...

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